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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,357 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Need some advice on nursing management of gouty arthritis?

Need some advice on nursing management of gouty arthritis?

Nursing: Information is your best ally . The more the patient can know about the condition the better it is for them to follow directions and not just doing something because they were told to do so. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

X-ray finding: Punched out lesions are an x-ray find that explains the bony destruction caused by gout and other arthritic conditions. It is the absence of normal bone in an irregular pattern around a joint/capsule interface. ...Read more

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Can yeast cause gouty arthritis?

Can yeast cause gouty arthritis?

No: Gout is a form of acute, inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of excess uric acid in joints and the soft tissues. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

Ideally prevention: Arthritis from gout occurs when uric acid crystals from the blood stream get deposited in the joints. The crystals cause an inflammatory reaction that can cause severe joint damage and arthritis. Ideally the treatment involves lowering uric acid levels in the body either with diet or medication. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

What is the  treatment for gouty arthritis?

Lowering uric acid !: You need to lower uric acid, but if done too rapidly, it paradoxically might bring on an attack. Most patients should have an acute attack dealt with nsaids, colchicine, or even a steroid injection into the inflamed joint. Low dose Allopurinol 100 mg is started a few days later and incrementally increased to lower uric acid levels to or below 6mg/%. No need for anyone to have chronic problems. ...Read more

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What is the pain reliever for gouty arthritis?

What is the pain reliever for gouty arthritis?

Depends: One can take an antiinflammatory to reduce the. Inflammation i n an acute attack. Examples are indocin, or naprosyn. But, if arthritis has already set in, then tylenol (acetaminophen) may work. The idea is to control the gout so repeated attacks and arthritis does not set in. Keep in mind pain from an attack does not mean necessarily that arthritis has set in. ...Read more

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Please tell me can gouty arthritis happen in non CKD patients?

Please tell me can gouty arthritis happen in non CKD patients?

Yes: I assume that you mean chronic kidney disease. (CKD) Most people with gout have difficulty getting rid of uric acid from the body. (Under-excreters) Less over produce uric acid. Although gout is associated with CKD, many with gout do not have kidney problems. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee affect the painful effects of gouty arthritis?

It can : The more caffeniated coffee one drinks can correlate with an increase in gouty flares. Though, no one is quite sure of the direct cause and effect of why this happens. Interestingly, caffeine has a similiar chemical structure to Allopurinol , which is a medication used to treat gout. It can also initiate or cause a flare up for first time users. ...Read more

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Dr. C Julio Aponte
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Gouty Arthritis (Definition)

-presence of uric acid crystals within the joint. They ear a physics irritant, & the resulting reaction 2 their presence is a very painful joint, angry appearing & swollen & red from inflammation. There is an error in metabolism of Utica acid, & when it reaches a critics concentration in the blood they crystallize just like maple syrup sometimes does, & the crystals R rough ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more